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Al Jazeera America
Nov 30, 2013 11:30am EST
with u.s. airways making american the largest carrier in the country. before the deal went through the justice department made american open up major hubs to smaller airlines and cut back on routes and a number of flights. on this edition of "inside story" we're going to talk about the mega merger and what it means for the flying public. the merger between american and u.s. airways is a $17 billion deal. the new american will carry 130 million passengers annually. it will operate 6700 flights to 500 destination nationwide. it will allow the new american airlines to become king of the air waives. airwaves. it must give up gates and landing slots in seven major airport including new york, los angeles, and ronald reagan washington airport in washington, d.c. those slots will go to lower cost carriers. american must now sell 104 take-off and landing slots. >> we expressed potential reduction in competition that the merger would potentially empose. >> the justice department initially blocked the deal fearing competition. but in a statement the attorney general eric holder sought to reas
Al Jazeera America
Nov 5, 2013 4:00am EST
. >> those are the headlines. "america tonight" is up next. and you can get us online any time. weed outnumber the locals. a new home on the rage. >> we want to be individual, we don't want the government to take care of us. >>> a message about shared faith and common values. >> we talk about family, we talk about education, we talk about self dependence. we talk about opportunities for american dream. >> and flowing straight into trouble. a new front in the contest between energy and the environment. >> and good evening. thanks for being with us. i'm joie chen. will they stay or will they go? it is a fair question on this day before off-year elections in many communities around the country truly is an off-off election year, races which might not attract a lot of attention in any other year. but this year political divisions on many levels make quite a few races be bellwethers. what we currently call colorado where secessionists want to form a new state. might not have much of a success but it points to a bigger picture of divide. the great sky of colorado's rural community. chris bu
Al Jazeera America
Oct 31, 2013 11:00pm EDT
by authorities to stop smugglers between the u.s. and mexico. . >>> we begin tonight with budget cuts about to affect the lives of 47 million americans. they go into effect on friday. people relying on food stamps are about to get less. congress allowed an increase in food stamp benefits to expire. one in seven americans receiving foodstamps will have to cut back on food they buy. a family of four receiving the maximum allotment will see benefits cut by $36 a month. the cuts will affect people not on food stamps. according to financial analysis every dollar spent on foodstamps generates $1.73 in economic growth. foodbanks are bracing for what is about to come. >> monshelle and her 4-year-old son michael have to watch their spending. she has a job in local government, she still needs hep from snap. >> between rent, light bills, water bills, everything, nursery bills, i just couldn't afford to have food in the house. >> monshelle receives $364 a month in foodstamps and is grateful for that. like 47 million other americans, she's about to face life with less help putting food on the table. >>
Nov 16, 2013 11:30am PST
of princeton university. seven people have gotten ill with a rare strain. the fda is green-lighting the use of a vaccine only used overseas. now officials at princeton university are deciding whether or not to offer it to students. we get more from jess ica schneider from our affiliate. >> reporter: another student was diagnosed with meningitis this week. the seventh since march. >> i think a lot of people are concerned for the fact it didn't go away over the summer after everybody left. >> reporter: now, the food and drug administration is coming forward with a war for the school to combat the serious health scare. it's offering a vaccine called baxsero. the meningitis has been used in australia and it's not meant to fight the type "b" back tear at princeton. students believe it's proactive and considering using this new vaccine. >> i think it's smart to consider that because there definitely have been other deaths at other colleges. and we're lucky we haven't had a death here. >> reporter: in the meantime, the university is telling students to wash their hands, cover their coughs and not
Al Jazeera America
Nov 12, 2013 8:00pm EST
. >> the surprising risks using corn to make gasoline. what our own investigation is uncovering from the gulf of mexico. plus, sky high, two cities compete for tallest building in the u.s. and the winner is: and we begin in the philippines. five full days after typhoon haiyan struck, help is on the way but for many time is running out, craig leeson joins us from sivu province. six days from the storm what's the priority right now? you. >> as you say thousands of people in some of these remote areas, particularly in the worse-hit in this cup and that's leitei province on the east coast where that tidal surge swept many people away. the priority of course is to ensure that all of the international aid that is pouring into the capital of the country in manila and also into sabu where we are here in the center of the country that that aid get to the people who need it most. it's been flown into tacloban which is the capital of plvmenteitei island, they are trying to get that distribution network working as much as possible. >> craig stand by, it is difficult to figure out how many people were ki
Nov 7, 2013 2:30am EST
industry. we want to go up to new york now, where daniel yergin is joining us. he is the author of both "the quest," and "the prize." you have been to cushing oklahoma. how would you describe it? guest: you see all of the tanks, and it is quiet, and you have the oil moving at the stately rate of four miles per hour. it is very calm, yet you realize it is one of the notable points in the oil industry, and we see on the reports of what the oil price was, it all goes back to cushing, which has been a great gathering point, really, for about a century now. host: why does it all go back to cushing? guest: there was an oil field discovered there before the first world war and it was called the queen of the oil fields, and at one point it provided 22% of the u.s. total oil, and a lot of the oil produced by the u.s. army in europe was made in cushing oklahoma, and the oil system was old, but the pipeline system had been set up to move supplies around so it became the gathering point. it all flowed through cushing and went out to other pipelines two refineries around the country to make products
Nov 21, 2013 3:00pm EST
using the same precedent our democratic friends want to set. so they want to have it both ways. but this sort of gerrymandered vision of the nuclear option is really just wishful thinking. as the ranking member of the judiciary committee, senator grassley, pointed out yesterday. the majority leader changes the rules for some judicial nominees, he is effectively changing them for all judicial nominees, including the supreme court, as senator grassley pointed out just yesterday. so look, i realize this sort of wishful thinking might appeal to the uninitiated newcomers in the democratic conference who served exactly zero days in the minority, but the rest of you guys in the conference should know better. those of you who have been in the minority before should know better. let's remember how we got here. let's remember that it was senate democrats who pioneered, who literally pioneered the practice of filibustering circuit court nominees and who have been its biggest proponents in the very recent past. after president bush was elected, they even held a retreat in which they discus
Al Jazeera America
Nov 14, 2013 5:00pm EST
department made of the new soon to be megacarrier american airlines. in order to become one with us airways in a multibillion dollars deal, american must agree to open up major hubs to smaller airline carriers, cut back on roots and the number of flights, in an age of fees and baggage costs and expensive no frills tickets what will the future of air travel look like you to you the son caller as the new american airlines takes on. the americaner between america and u.s. airways is a $17 billion deal. it would carry 100 million passengers annually. it will. the justice department announced the settlement that will allow the new american airlines to become the king of the airways. in the agreement, the air land must give up gates and landing slots including new york, los angeles, and ronald ragan washington national airport. washington, d.c. at ragan airport, american must now sold 104 landoff and taking slots. >> we have expressed the concerns that the merger would potentially impose. >> the justice department initially blocked the deal, fearing it would hurt competition. and after securing c
Al Jazeera America
Nov 12, 2013 1:00pm EST
of dollars in aid. u.s. sending warships carrying thousands of soldiers and dozens of aircraft to help. request relief and recovery. a massive path of destruction, struck on friday. these rah the worst two provinces that have been hit. and northern sebu, there are large areas there of both islands where thereto cities absolutely no power, the super typhoon is as known now sweat across southern men core row. five days on information about just how badly hit they are. is still coming in. is lye for us where many people are in desperate need of food. in manila looking into the challenges of getting aid to those that need it. he is in pallor, which is one of the worst affected areas. >> it is not until you see it from the air that it becomes truly evident. very little was able to with stand its power. in this catholic country, the church is at the center of the community. some are still standing, but it will be a long time before they are restored to their former glory. people in the effected areas are congestion rate for food, water and shelter. the weather is deteriorating again. leading
Al Jazeera America
Nov 23, 2013 2:30pm EST
remote sensors that allow us to look at the chem composition of the atmosphere, the outfloor of convective activity. we're also interested in looking at the effects of hurricanes. >> even higher up in space a fleet of formation satellites pass over where the planes fly. just took off an hour ago, the scientists went right to work. all sorts of instruments that are doing some really incredible science. wee have several missions for today. one of the few things we're doing is flying over the gulf of mexico, testing the confection of the clouds and the pollution. >> another thing that makes this different: the passengers are in charge. >> we'd like to go to the west of it. >> they tell the crew where they want to do and at what altitude. sometimes going over the same area several times. >> we can repeatedly fly over it manually and really, really get to know on a micro-level over a broader area of ground what's happening. >> we're flying right into clouds and storms. it's a bumpy ride with lots of turbulence. >> everyone grab their seats for the next few minutes. but there's li
Nov 13, 2013 6:00pm EST
exports despite the recent progress in talks between iran, u.s., and five other world powers. iran would see a limited relief and sanctions in return for suspending some nuclear activities. the negotiations are set to resume next week in geneva. john kerry is meeting with senate banking committee members today in a bid to delay a sanctions vote. on tuesday, white house press secretary jay carney said congress should give the talks a chance rather than leave u.s. -- lead the u.s. on a march to war. box this administration has imposed the most crippling sanctions in history against iran. we appreciate the leverage the sanctions have given us and we appreciate the partnership that congress has given us. in that effort. but this is a decision to support diplomacy and a possible peaceful resolution to this issue. the american people, justifiably and understandably, prefer a peaceful solution to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. in this agreement, if achieved, has the potential to do that. the american people do not want to march to war. box the israeli government has frozen one of
Al Jazeera America
Nov 1, 2013 11:00pm EDT
the taliban. this man was the most wanted in pakistan. today a u.s. drone strike killed him. more on the operation and why the c.i.a. was eager to launch this one. putting the pieces in place for high speed rail. california is moving forward with a project that will create jobs and connect los angeles and san francisco. how do you convince kids to stay in class? in alaska a school district is trying what some call bribery. we'll take a closer look. clues clues [ ♪ music ] >> across the united states over the past 24 hours there has been deadly shootings in new york, rowley north carolina, houston texas, hollywood california to name a few. when there's a shooting in a place with a lot of people and major security it will get a lot of attention. that was the case at los angeles international airport. a tsa agent was killed when a shooter opened fire at term nal 3, and ran towards a gate before being subdued. brian rooney is at lax and has the latest. >> the airport is reopening to a traffic jam. nothing took off or landed all day long at lax. 700 flights were affected. in the la
Nov 19, 2013 7:00am EST
today. here's how you can do so -- >> if you want to give us your thoughts on the gettysburg address via twitter you can do so. as always, you can e-mail us at >> i hear some of the speech that was delivered back on november 19, 1863. it is by president lincoln. it is rather frustrated dedicated to the great task remaining before us that we take increased devotion to the cause that they gave their last full measure of devotion. perhaps you have thoughts about these lines are presently can delivered back then. social media is available to as well. facebook is it with you can do so. we had a few people posting on this as we started this morning. is facebook page. you can also tweak your thoughts to that c-span wj. the associated press takes a speech thatg the defined a nation. thousands expected to gather today in gettysburg to commemorate lincoln's word. again, you may have thoughts on the speech as well. for first 45 minutes we will look at other topics, but the gettysburg address is what we want you to comment on this morning. the phone numbers will be on yo
Nov 22, 2013 7:00am EST
this a day of her membranes for john f. kennedy. the flag at the u.s. capitol is half-staff. a tribute to our president who died in dallas a half-century ago. this is the scene at arlington national cemetery. the final resting place for president kennedy and members of his family. we are focusing on both of these stories. we want to begin on the issue of the nuclear option. the senate action -- we want to hear from you. the numbers are on your screen. join us on facebook, send us an e-mail come a or send us a tweet. let's take a look at some of the headlines from the l.a. times. here in washington is the front page. the senate curbs the filibuster. that is the story above the fold. there is this from the dallas morning news. his courage still inspires us. the kids of 1963. this is available online at their website. story might imagine, the in the u.s. senate -- it eliminates filibusters on most nominees. here are the details. dramatic step the of eliminating filibusters for most nominations by presidents. they say this was necessary to fix a broken system. republicans say it will rupture it f
Nov 8, 2013 7:00am EST
on birthrates and healthcare in the u.s.. venter of, stephanie the national center for health statistics and mark mader. topic of major discussion here in washington these days. members of congress are talking about it, city councils are voting on it, political commentators are writing about it. even the president is voicing an opinion. here he is. >> obviously, people get pretty team names, i don't think there are any redskins fans that mean offense. i've got to say if i were the owner of the team and i knew that there was a name of my team even if it had a storied history that was offending a sizable group of people, i'd think about changing it. but i don't want to detract from the wonderful redskins fans that are here. they love their team, and rightly so come it even though they have been having a tough time this year. think all these mascots and team names related to native americans, native americans feel pretty strongly about it it i don't know whether our attachment to a particular name real, override the legitimate concerns that people have about these thin
Nov 30, 2013 8:00am PST
is that the administration is on track to meet this self-imposed deadline, telling us that the site was shut down overnight for fixes, as well as updates. of course, we now know it's up and running. and here's what the goal will be in the next hours for this weekend. according to the white house, 50,000 people should be able to be on the site at the same time. we're told if there are any more users at any given time, the administration says they'll be putting in what's called a virtual queue. they'll get an e-mail that will tell them a better time to come back and try. also, in total, the goal is for some 800,000 users to go through successfully each day. and one of the questions is, does the public think this is going to be ready to roll? take a look at this, because a recent cnn/orc poll shows that people actually think things are going to get better. 54% of americans are saying, yes. the current problems facing the health care law will be solved. 45% say, no, it won't be solved. but miguel, i think this weekend will be kind of a big indicator about whether or not that actually happens. >> absolutely. th
Nov 3, 2013 3:20pm EST
u.s. economy, 100 years of growth does the, forward, upwards and onwards. our infrastructure is about at 3.0. other economies, like you said, larry, are putting in versions 6.0 in infrastructure but has not got their private sectors up that much. they will enter, but not enter where we are. they are licensing our technology. they learned from the mistakes we have made. they are like nation states competing. other countries are going to catch up on the private sector side of it, especially if their infrastructure is advanced. many of us are involved in ideas here. this capital point he makes -- and he is the doyen of understanding that -- and how we can model and maybe i can go to an example. it works and it works really well. it is a profit maker. it is a government arm, but a phenomenal example of how all things government are not bad, right? we need to figure out how we do that for infrastructure. we need to have a summit approach to that topic alone, because i think ports and rail and airports and all that, this is becoming a bottleneck. the positive side is the reason our
Nov 24, 2013 7:00am PST
, but not bomb making. the stockpile beyond that level will be diluted or converted so it cannot be used for weapons purposes. they will agree to nuclear inspections including daily visits to some facilities. in exchange, the u.s. agreed to provide $7 billion in sanctions relief. last night, president obama hailed the agreement as a step toward a world that is more secure. >> these are substantial limitations which will help prevent iran from building a nuclear weapon. simply put, they cut off iran's most likely paths to a bomb. meanwhile, this first step will create time and space over six months for more negotiations to fully address the comprehensive concerns about the iranian program. because of this agreement, iran cannot use negotiations as cover to advance its program. >> secretary of state, john kerry who flew to geneva praised the deal, admitting it's just a first step. >> the next phase, let me be clear, will be even more difficult and we need to be honest about it. it will also be more consequential. while we obviously have profound differences with iran, yet to be resolved, t
Nov 28, 2013 12:00am PST
, it is so easy to use that even you can use it. >> that is smart. >> are you giving me a compliment. >> i think that i am. >> wow, thanks. >> now you can buy dinner. access useful information, any good morning, everybody. lots of people know each other here, wonderful. it will be a great day. welcome, everybody, welcome to san francisco. to some of you, welcome to the presidio, welcome to this absolutely gorgeous futures without violence center. i want to start by thanking futures without violence and esther solar for giving us this beautiful space to meet in today. is esther here? i haven't seen her. we'll thank her later. they made this space available for us. good morning, my name is me linda hague for those of you who don't know me. i was appointed by president obama a little more than two years ago to be united states attorney and it is my incredible honor to represent the president, the obama administration here in the northern district of california. welcome to the stop bullying summit. i'm a federal prosecutor so it may seem odd that here we are talking about
Al Jazeera America
Nov 30, 2013 6:00pm EST
. with the rain we will not be able to do this. this small treat will be taken away from us. >> preparations to get the camp ready for winter are well under way. drainage systems are put in place to make sure the camp doesn't flood. yousef mahmoud says although things are on track, there's a long way to go. >> there'll be challenges, like any other program. we'll support the international community when the u.n. agencies are ready to support them >> there's a huge difference between a camp being ready for winter and the reality of living there. despite hard winter conditions around the corner children find a way to smile and have fun. these children are taking advantage of mild weather before the winter comes. it almost doesn't matter how well prepared the camp is for winter. the one thing that the children and every resident wants is the one thing the aid agencies can't give them - a safe passage back to a peaceful syria. the return to syria is a dream. there are more pressing things to worry about. >> translation: 10 days ago it rained. the camp was flooded. my tent was flooded. my childre
Nov 28, 2013 4:30am PST
meeting to give you an idea of what we're looking at. this is not changing the use but to have will music. the hotel went through a $7 million rams and we're trying to get more guest and have to control any noise or 10u7bd issues it would upset our aprons so that would be detrimental to our own business. i have some photos to show you real quick. this is the exterior from the building its from 18929 believe. ? one of our smaller building on the 16th floor this is from the exterior of the will building and this is our event space on the 16 floor this is the 3 meeting we're considering. i worked with david and partnered with him and making sure we reached out to the local entity and i've got letters from the nearby hotel the cliff hotel from across the street and another hotel in the same block and the california hotel that's on the other side of the 16th and jones a local market across the street and also the apartment that are the closest to us across the parking lot. and approve from everybody and the support. so with david reaching out i at the end obtain november 12th for an alliance a
Al Jazeera America
Nov 2, 2013 7:00am EDT
's most wanted man was killed by a u.s. drone. >> when you're hungry, it's hard to learn if you don't have everything you need. >> a lesson from seattle - how students' test scores are rising despite poverty. >> day of the dead - paying homage to the past and preserving a legacy for the future. >>> hello, welcome to al jazeera. i'm morgan radford, live from new york. >> parts of los angeles international airport are still closed nearly 24 hours after a deadly shooting rampage. police are trying to figure out why 23-year-old suspect paul ciancia whipped out an assault rifle, killing a tsa agent and wounding several others. >> investigators are following leads suggesting that paul ciancia had antigovernment sentiment and was targetting the tsa. brian rooney has more. >> cell phone video obtained by tmz caught the moment when panicked travellers at los angeles international airport ran for the door away from the gunm gunman. >> police identified the gunman as paul ciancia, and he pulled an assault rifle out of the bag and targeted employees of the transport security administration. >> fired 2
Nov 28, 2013 11:00pm EST
would take your time to be with us. welcome to alabama. if you ever want to come back birds, i'mer were sure there are any number of people here who can help you do that. [laughter] i also want to thank you and your family for making this occasion possible. i do think all of our guests for being with us today. thank you very much. >> thank you very much. again i want to thank everybody here and to thank you judge. i know how important law school is and how generosity like yours -- i'm very appreciative of what you have done for the university of alabama law school. they tell you this all the time, but to hear from another dean, gifts like yours and support like yours make an enormous difference to a place like this. thank you. >> thank you very much. you certainly honored us with your presence. i enjoyed the conversation very much. >> will you join me in thanking justice kagan? [applause] >> thank you very much. [applause] >> president obama and his family are celebrating a quiet thanksgiving at the white house. spent time at the executive mansion. the menu included turkey, prebaked ham
Al Jazeera America
Nov 22, 2013 6:00am EST
the so called nuclear option, the landmark vote limits the use of filibustering to block presidential nominees and democrats say the move will engridlock in washington and allow president obama to get his appointments approved but republicans say the partisan bickering in the capitol is only going to get worse. >> this is not a very proud day in the history of the senate. in order to distract attention away from obamacare, the senate has just broken the rules in order to change the rules. >> reporter: under the new rules only a simple majority is needed for the confirmation of most executive and judicial nominees. the world change represents a huge shift of power in the senate and 200 years the chamber prided itself on giving more power to the minority party. and the senate majority is guaranteed to have nomineed approved and i want to bring in erica who has more and some republicans are seeing this as a power grab. >> senate democrats are using majority to their advantage here and an easy vote, they passed a measure to eliminate the use of the filibuster to block presidential nomine
Al Jazeera America
Nov 8, 2013 4:00pm EST
for us? is the russian foreign minister about to join these talks? >> it's been a really interesting day on that front. the foreign minister said that they would not be coming here, and we even reached out to the foreign minister. they said no, we have no plans to come. not an hour later they said nope, we are coming. so some last-minute plans, and this really kicks things up a notch. this was a summit at this point. every leading diplomatic dignitary will be here. and we're hearing that the chinese will be ratcheting things up possibly sending the deputy foreign minister. kerry himself, secretary of state kerry himself was not scheduled to come. his decision to come was a last-minute one, but it does indicate that the international community does take this meeting quite seriously, and they're sending all of their guns to finally hash out some sort of deal. >> it's about the deal at the end of the day but i'm curious how would russian involvement, and potentially chinese involvement change the course of these negotiations? >> well to begin with, it's the individuals coming here. but the
Nov 17, 2013 6:00pm EST
leahy on a democrat of vermont, joins us to talk about the nsa surveillance program. josh is a white house reporter covering issues for politico and the wall street journal. >> thank you for coming. i wanted to start talking about the legislation you have on the programs that collects nearly all americans phone records. section 215. we voted on another collection program that the central intelligence agency has that tracks international money transfers. by the international transfers, it picks up a fair amount of american data as well. i was wondering whether that also raises concerns. you talked a lot about the privacy and locations of that. >> it does add to this. i worry about any kind of bulk collection for a couple of reasons. what have you collected? so much, do you have anything? i asked these intelligence agencies and others if you want the police to go into your home and go through all their records, everybody knows they would have to have a search warrant. it would be inconceivable otherwise. quality of records and everything else are online. they go in there. is this any d
Nov 19, 2013 2:05am PST
is weang later when he comes to sing for us. >> he's going be here. we had an awesome wkend. as weekends go, it was a 10. >> yes, we went to flori for a fund-raiser in ocean reef. >>ep. >> and i g to tell you, the weather was really nic it was aeautiful weekend. we wt to kathie's favorite place, now packed becae every time you mention the name, abama jacks -- >> o my gosh. i'm sorry about -- e guy with the question mark is boots. decided not to show him. my mom even met him. >> i understand. as long as he'okay with it -- >> we'll find out if he . i haven't told him. and thloomises there, your friends. >> they inviteus to the crab fet and the loomiseslew us down. which was so nice. >> a big fund-iser down there. >> raised a loof money for the ceer. >> how about these two kid they happen to be sitting at the table next to . we lovthem. they could have been my kids. >> they look like yos. truth s i can n longer go to alabama ck's with hoda. we were comin in by boat, hoda, all of a sudden, hoda woman, show us your feet! that kind of thing. we get in there anusually frank d i and bambino go t
Al Jazeera America
Nov 20, 2013 2:30pm EST
"techknow" is next. for more updates you can check us out at i'm phil torrez, here to talk about innovations that are going to change lives. we're testing the intersection of hardware and humanity. rax is a neuroscientist. she has the invocation of bamboo and carbon. mar inkta davidson is a biologist specializing in ecologist and evolution. and i'm phil torrez. i'm an entomologist. but i'm over america for a very bad ride. how bad is our air? that's our team. now let's do some science. >> hi guys welcome back to another week of techknow where we're going to show you some pretty fun innovations in science. i'm here with marita and rachelle. hi, nasa seekers mission, this is a gc-8, loaded with millions of dollars of equipment measuring the air as we're flying through the gulf. it was a pretty incredible experience. let's take a look. ists 7:30 in the morning and -- it's 7:30 in the morning. and hangar 9 is buzzing with excitement. >> any last questions about what we're going to be doing today? save jet. >> from a distance our plane looks like any other. but clo
Nov 26, 2013 7:00am EST
-0002 and for independence (202) 628-0205. you can also reach out to us on social media. twitter you can find this -- find us at the e-mail you can reach out now to immigration, starting with the headline in this morning's " new york times" -- joining us now to break down the issue is david harrison. thank you for joining us by phone this morning. biggest takeaways from the president speech in san francisco yesterday? despite think everything, the talk that immigration will get done this year, is is that president obama and the white house is committed to pushing for this. it seems the president has not of gettinghe idea something done in the next few weeks, even though it seems a lot of people on capitol hill have. that speech yesterday, the president seemed inclined to support breaking the immigration reform effort down into pieces rather than a big, sweeping senate bill. does that mean it is more likely to get something done? they have been indicating it is something they would be willing to go along with. i think the division between having it in pieces and
Nov 12, 2013 2:00am EST
down a street and look at an antique shot or go to a nightclub. i used to think -- inused to worry about going into the white house. but then you find out that it was really the happiest time in my life. >> i used to worry but then i find out they were the happiest years of my life. >> i think that was january. i think here's a case she had a bigger impact as first lady in all sorts of areas we talked about tonight but may not have been the one that people thought about at the time she served. >> transformational first lady. she set the stage for those to follow? how so? >> her generation was abridged between traditional wives and mothers and the post women's liberation of the modern era. would say that's exactly how she was as first lady. and afterwards, much more modern, much more full partners with their husbands and picking a particular policy to work on. >> michael beschloss, book of the jackie kennedy tapes is widely available or you can get the book and listening to her in her own voice. >> wonderful. >> jaclyn kennedy's first lady of the new frontier. thank you for being at
Al Jazeera America
Nov 4, 2013 1:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera. >> good to have you with us. this is the al jazeera news hour i'm david foster and in the next 60 minutes: egypt's deposed president, mohamed morsi appears in court and rejects the entire process. the case is adjourned until january. >>> pakistan considers retaliation over u.s. drone strikes. >> hello there, i'm felicity bar, in london, the latest in europe, picasso and matisse. discovered in a flat in munich. from this to this. a suspect escapes disguised in a burka. >> so, the trial of egypt's deposed president mohamed morsi has been adjourned until the beginning of next year. earlier, he and other muslim leaders arrived in cairo to face charges. it was chaotic in the start. it was delayed, resumed, and finally with morsi failing to recognize the legitimacy of the court. thousands of pro-morsi suppor supporters staged protests, several were arrested and protests from a pro-government news channel, from the supreme constitutional court and the high court. an extra 20,000 security personnel were deployed across the capitol to deal with any trouble. domin
Al Jazeera America
Nov 4, 2013 8:00pm EST
mayor in years. nypd has done a great job in keeping us safe from terror. a win by joe bilota may bring an end to the stop and frys. >> in new jersey the govenor chris christie is leading democratic challenger in the polls. she has garnered support from a heflheavily democratic state. we need to show the republican party in america that we can win again. and guess where they are going to be watching on tuesday night to see if we win. right here in new jersey, everybody. they are going to be watching us. >> will the next govenor of the great commonwealth of virginia. >> president obama is hoping to make a difference in virginia seas election. virginia's election. they can't afford to be ideal il logs and that is why you have to vote for him on tuesday. >> of has pushed ahead with his limited government platform. in alabama the tea party is looking to strengthen it's place in politics. in a special primary run off. this election feeling the divide inside of the gone. grangrandg.o.p.the republican pg forward to next year's crucial midterm elections. >> and as juan carlos just mentioned the
Nov 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
. you think we are safer now than we were in 2009 in terms of the mortgage products we use, student loans. have we made a fair amount of progress in protecting consumers from where we were four years ago? there is no question that the mortgage market will be safer and function better with our new rules that take effect january 10. they were designed to root out some of the most irresponsible crack since of the mortgage market -- responsible practices that lou up the mortgage market blew up the mortgage market. the card act that was enacted several years ago -- we were tasked with reporting on the affects of the card at, how that has affected the average consumer in the credit card marketplace. he found there have been a number of positive effects from the statute. every day that the consumer bureau is doing its work, we are making further progress to clean up. yesterday, we put out the beginning piece of the assets to revise -- piece of the process to revise debt collectors. that is our focus and the work we are doing. it is positive and will continue to be positive for consumers. s
Nov 18, 2013 7:00pm PST
that as the police have said, the victim has disclosed to us that she is not pregnant. so that pregnant element of the story, there is a true or false there and we can't say which one is true right now. one of the interesting things is the glass table. george zimmerman told her say that he broke the glass table. she says that on her 911 call. so he in the middle of his 911 call says very calmly she just broke the glass table knowing that that's one of the evidentiary elements there. he wasn't calling to -- 911 to get help. he said on the call, i want my story up, basically. i want to tell the truth knowing that this tape would come out. >> that's right. george zimmerman has known since 2005 that the best defense is a good offense. that's when his fiance chose to get a restraining order, he got one against her. in the treyvon martin case he claimed that martin attacked him and he's the victim. now he says she's the one that is crazy, she is pregnant, she is coming after me and i'm just the guy who once again is a victim. it's amazing how everybody in the world seems to be conspireing against zim
Nov 23, 2013 1:00pm PST
about this, ryan, sort of the going nuclear. tell us a little about your reporting. >> well, we have been hammering this since i guess about 2009 or so. you know, democrats, you know, were using 60 votes as the reason that they couldn't do "x," "y" and "z" and natural for people to push on why do you need 60 votes in harry reid was the fiercest defender for years and even as recently as 2012 he worked against efforts to, you know, to reform the filibuster. and beat back, you know, but he just got fed up and i think partly to do with the calendar because republicans have decided that they have a decent chance of taking back the senate. therefore, they're not going to approve anybody until 2014 and taking the senate then nobody until 2016 and that's intolerable. >> we have a graphic i want to show i don't terms of the number of clo cloture votes and 50% of all under president obama. i mean, that is pretty astounding. you know, clarence, of course the right called it an abuse of power and all of this. you know, not to mention they would have done it if they felt like they needed to but
Nov 14, 2013 12:00am PST
and esther solar for giving us this beautiful space to meet in today. is esther here? i haven't seen her. we'll thank her later. they made this space available for us. good morning, my name is me linda hague for those of you who don't know me. i was appointed by president obama a little more than two years ago to be united states attorney and it is my incredible honor to represent the president, the obama administration here in the northern district of california. welcome to the stop bullying summit. i'm a federal prosecutor so it may seem odd that here we are talking about bullying and we asked all of you to be here and i want to explain the origin of that and why this happened. you people, everybody in this room, has been involved in this issue and is doing incredible work on this issue and we were so honored to be a part of it and to meet with all of you and to speak with you about it. the origin is that as the united states attorney, the administration wants me, wants all the united states attorneys, to go out into the community. it's actually a very different role for the unite
Al Jazeera America
Nov 12, 2013 6:00am EST
to use his talents to honor fellow soldiers who gave their lives for america. ♪ good morning and welcome to al jazeera america. i'm stephanie si, it has now been five days since typhoon haiyan devastated the philippines and in the aftermath there is a humanitarian crisis and people are without shelter and there are reports of mass braves and bodies lining the streets. some desperate survivors resorted to looting and they have a state of national calamity. >> we declare today a state of national calamity to hasten the movements of the government on rescue relief and rehabilitation efforts on the provinces effected. >> reporter: aid is coming too late for those without food, water and medicine for days. the government now estimates the death toll at nearly 1800, support for storm victims is trickling in from the u.s. military and 5,000 troops we deployed today aboard the uss george washington and will arrive in 2-3 days and with the recovery we are joined in the philippines by al jazeera craig leeson and you were at the airport today and what is the situation on the ground and are you mee
FOX News
Nov 13, 2013 2:00am PST
repairs the web site still having problems as 20 and 30,000 people are trying to use it at the same time. >> dishonest and untrust worthy that's what americans say they feel about president obama. they found by a margin of 52 to 44 percent voters believe the president is not honest and cannot be trusted. >> overnight a scare in the air for passengers. an american airlines flight making an emergency landing because of a cracked windshield. the plane had just taken off from miami when the pilot noticed the problem. the flight was carrying 166 people and was headed to boston. it is unclear what caused the crack. >> relief operations are starting to pick up the pace in the philippines five days after that devastating typhoon there. still only a triple of food, water, medical supplies are making it to the hardest hit areas. december praising forcing people to take matters into their own hand. in another incident 8 people were killed looting a rice warehouse wihen a wall collapse crushing them to death. >> more than 2200 people have died and that includes two americans. but this may be the mos
Al Jazeera America
Nov 24, 2013 6:00am EST
with the west. another deal is accepted. afghan elders agree to let u.s. troops stay in the country beyond 2014. >> the pope reveals bones buried for a century - possibly belonging to the very first pope. >> a storm blasts the west killing eight people, threatening thanksgiving travel. . >>> hello, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm morgan radford from new york city. >> a diplomatic milestone, iran and six world powers agree to a deal on its nuclear program. they agreed to though enrichment above 5%, and they'll receive some economic sanctions. this deal only lasts for six months. if iran follows through there'll be a permanent agreement to ensure it doesn't build nuclear weapons. >> nothing will be agreed to unless everything is agreed to. the burden is on iran to prove to the world that its nuclear program will be exclusively for peaceful purposes. >> meanwhile the iranian president says the geneva pact seals iran's nuclear write and its spiritual leader says it paves the way for further steps. >> a result after a long night, described as complicated the p5+1 and iran struck an historic deal
Nov 21, 2013 6:00pm EST
unanimously several times before. these days technology has allowed us to make undetectable firearms, no metal. they can get right through a metal detector. i'd like to improve on this bill, but to -- because it expires by december 9, right before we get back, i was hoping that we could simply pass the existing law that's on the books. i'm afraid that won't happen. i understand why my colleague from alabama objected, why he did. i hope as soon as we come back we might get this body to pass it and maybe the house get to pass it. we're in a dangerous world, and to allow terrorists, criminals, those who are mentally infirmed to walk through metal detectors with guns that are made of plastic and then use them at airports, at sporting events, in schools is a very bad thing. what makes us need to do this rather quickly is that a few months ago someone in texas published on the web site a way to make a plastic gun, buying a 3-d printer for less than $1,000. there were over 200,000 copies, hits, on that web site. people hit the web site then. so we have to move quickly here. i hope we can move as soon
Al Jazeera America
Nov 29, 2013 11:00pm EST
survivors performed moments after it happened. >>> disputed air space. warning, u.s. aircraft if they fly between china and japan. >>> an 85-year-old american what north korea says he has confessed to. >>> was supposed to be bug free, now the government says it's still not ready. >> and we begin this friday with a rescue effort going on right now in glasgow scotland. a police helicopter crashed into a crowded bar tonight. and there are reports of at least three people have been killed and many others hurt or trapped. police say rescuers have made contact with people trapped inside and are working to stabilize the building. late friday night the klutha pub in central glasgow was packed. people were listening to a small band. >> there was smoke and we were joking the band made the roof come down. >> a police helicopter had crashed onto the roof. >> it started coming down more, people started screaming and the whole pub filled with dust, you couldn't see anything, you couldn't breathe, every time you took a breath you were kind of coating your mouth. >> emergency crews rushed
Al Jazeera America
Nov 16, 2013 8:00pm EST
in remote areas. u.s. military say it's rescued 3,000 people and delivered more than 100 tops of food, water and other supplies to hardest hit and isolated towns. international humanitarian groups are on the ground giving medical help to survivors. we turn to craig leeson at cebu. hopefully you are there still. do you feel like help is getting to the people who need it? >> early morning light filters to the deck of the mv "gemini6." it fails to make the sleeping crew. they've been up most of the night loading supplies for a rescue mission, bringing relief aid to a remote island of bantayan off the northern sip of cebu. it was one of a dozen islands to be decimated by typhoon haiyan. >> i can only imagine what the people have been experiencing, and other suffering, hunger - utmost devastation, the fear in their eyes. >> the cebu-based rapid response team, a civil volunteer group working with the local governments to work with disaster relief says 95% of bantayan was wiped out in the storm, all but forgotten until now. many here have been without food, clean water and medical services for a we
Al Jazeera America
Nov 9, 2013 6:00am EST
's nuclear talks. we are live with phil itner. can you tell us about the latest round of meeting. what are the issues on the table right now? >> well, morgan, it's hard to say exactly what the issues are on the table or what the negotiation pieces are because much of the meetings are held behind closed doors. we believe on the iranian side of things that there's an offer to decrease their level of uranium enrichment, the pelty of putting a cap on the center fuges that are used in the program and increasing transparency. what would the west give in return - perhaps some easing of sanctions on the sale of oil, and also, perhaps, releasing some of the frozen bank accounts held by iranian officials in foreign bank accounts. it must be stressed, again, these are held behind closed doors, and while we know the talks are intensive, we don't know what is on the table yet. >> thank you phil. we appreciate you being with us this morning. it's been 100 days since the election of iran's president tsunami. many have blamed him for the outlift in the shift to the west. we travelled to an iranian cit
Nov 6, 2013 8:30pm EST
which has ok's during -- abouto 42 days, a drop of 1/3. the use of a streamlined permit and review process for complex, infrastructure projects that's based on a model which is implementationed times by 51%. one example, cutting three to five years off the projects like the tappan zee bridge. of foreclosure prevention policies in disaster-effected areas making stay in homes at such a critical time in their lives. and the establishment of a minimum flood risk reduction standard across the for majorvernment sandy rebuilding projects, representing the first time a standardovernment-wide has been set that accounts for the effects of rising sea levels we'll moving forward, continue to look for new ways to remove unnecessary barriers and headaches, ensuring that the that flow into the region are put into use as quickly and efficiently as possible. our other goal, rebuilding stronger and smarter so that the region is better prepared to withstand future storms. on august 19, the taskforce released our rebuilding strategy included 69on which recommendingions to do just that. it included ste
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